PHC invited patients and visitors to share what they are most thankful for on fall leaves decorating the lobby. Although the trees in the lobby are now decorated with snowflakes (see the pictures below) we wanted to share all of the lovely sentiments posted on the wall prior to the thanksgiving holiday. Thank you to everyone who shared!
At PHC we are so grateful for the Missoula community, all of our amazing staff, and for each and every patient who chooses us for their care!
“Thankful for my big brother, that we get to live together in our later years.”
“Thank you, Katherine Krebsbach!”
“I am so thankful for my family.”
Join us on December 6th, from 11:30 am -1:00 pm for a conversation about how affordable housing and access to behavioral health services influences your life.
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Open enrollment for health insurance is short this year: November 1st, 2018- December 15th, 2018!
We are here to help anyone in the community with questions. PHC's Certified Application Counselors can help you get started, weigh your options, or work with you one-on-one through the entire process.
If you need help, call 406-258-4450 or come to PHC's Creamery Clinic at 401 Rail Road St. W. to meet with a Certified Application Counselor at PHC.
You do not need to be a current PHC patient to get help from on of our Certified Application Counselors.
What do you need?
Ready to apply?
If you are ready to apply visit healthcare.gov .
Do you have questions or would you like someone to walk you through the process from start to finish? Call 406-258-4450 or come to PHC's Creamery Clinic at 401 Rail Road Street W. to talk with a Certified Application Counselor.
Not in the Missoula area? Visit covermt.org to find a Certified Application Counselor near you.
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PHC featured in Missoula Current | Partnership to expand behavioral health and dental services in Superior
Partnership Health Center is expanding behavioral health and dental services in Superior next year when Mineral Community Hospital begins offering primary care at its clinic. Transferring primary medical care services to MCH will allow PHC to hire additional staff to double its current behavioral health capacity, as well as offer expanded hours at its dental clinic starting this fall.
PHC patients in the Superior area have options available to them. Patients can transfer care to the Mineral Community Hospital Clinic or maintain primary care through PHC in Missoula. MCH and PHC staff members are available to support patients evaluating their health care options to identify the best course of action and to assist with record transfer requests.
To learn more, read the full article here: www.missoulacurrent.com/business/2018/10/partnership-superior/
Why are we celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day rather than Columbus Day?
The city council of Berkeley, CA voted to rename Columbus Day as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 1992. Since 2014, other local governments have either renamed or cancelled the holiday. Missoula’s city council voted to rename Columbus Day in the fall of 2015, and Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first celebrated in our town in October 2016.
Columbus Day became a national holiday in 1937 – four and a half centuries after its namesake first arrived in the New World in 1492. Many Italian-Americans have been observing this holiday as a celebration of their heritage.
However, since the 1990s many have begun to question the universal celebration of Columbus Day. Historically speaking, Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas marked the beginning of a long line of genocide and brutal injustices against Indigenous Peoples in the colonies, and also later on in the United States.
Additionally, celebrating Columbus Day as a day of “discovery” totally disregards the fact that Native Americans had lived and thrived in North America long before the arrival of European explorers.
Recognizing this holiday as Indigenous Peoples’ Day won’t alone heal the historical trauma caused by loss of life, land, language and culture, but it will hopefully prompt the community to commemorate those who came before Columbus.
More than a mere name change, it’s the first step
toward a much bigger cultural change.
We at PHC want to be a part of this movement.
When we read the history books given to children in the United States, it all starts with heroic adventure – there is no bloodshed – and Columbus Day is a celebration…To emphasize the heroism of Columbus and his successors as navigators and discoverers, and to deemphasize their genocide, is not a technical necessity but an ideological choice. It serves, unwittingly, to justify what was done.
– Howard Zinn, A People’s History of the United States